Week of Oct. 15-21, 2017

HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated this weekend in all services in the Church with individual cups.

 

Here at St. John Lutheran Church, we believe, teach and confess that the bread and wine we eat and drink at Holy Communion is the true body and blood of our Lord Jesus. Jesus is truly present in this meal giving us the benefits He won for us on the cross: forgiveness of sins, life and salvation. Holy Communion is also a meal that expresses unity in faith and belief among those who partake in it. Because of this, and because those who eat and drink unworthily do so to their great harm, we ask those of you with us who are guests and visitors to this church to please speak to one of the pastors or elders before communing. Please leave the grape juice for those with special medical needs and have spoken to pastors. Thank you and may God bless you in worship today!

 

ALTAR FLOWERS

this weekend are given by Gerry and Jenny George in honor of the thirteenth wedding anniversary of Derek and Cassie George on October 16.

 

CHILDREN IN CHURCH

We are glad that you and your child are with us in worship today! We understand it can be a challenge to manage children. To help you we have activity bags and children’s bulletins and crayons available. They are at the main entrance, please ask an usher for assistance if needed. We will also be having a children’s message at the 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. service.
 
NO SCHOOL – OCTOBER 16
There is no school Monday, October 16. The Tigers’ Den is open.
 

VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT DONATIONS NEEDED

Please help our Athletic Department raise money for new uniforms by donating to our tournament scheduled October 21. The following items are needed:  20 lbs. hamburger, 2 cases canned chicken, 16 bags Frito chips, 12 oz. bottles (8 pks) – 6 Pepsi, 6 Mountain Dew, 4 Diet Dew, 4 Diet Pepsi, 4 Sierra Mist, 4 Dr. Pepper, 6 Blue Gatorade, 6 Red Gatorade, 6 Purple Gatorade. Any and all donations are welcome.  Thank you!

 

APPLE DONATIONS to make applesauce for the Annual Election Day Sauerkraut Supper are needed.  Varieties preferred are Jonathan, Cortland and McIntosh. 

Please no Red or Yellow Delicious.  Donations are to be made by Friday, November 3.

 

KRAUT UPDATE

– We have 325 pounds of kraut fermenting at the Steve Zachrich home in preparation of the Annual Election Day Sauerkraut Supper and Bazaar. Twenty-seven people helped with grating the cabbage on Saturday, September 30. Thank you to Bob & Deb Hastedt for their donation of the cabbage. See you on Tuesday, November 7 for a delicious meal!

 

HALLOWEEN PARADE

 St. John will have a float in the parade Saturday, October 28.  Candy donations will be greatly appreciated and can be turned into the church office.

 

SECHLER PICKLES

will be available for cash and carry at the Annual Election Day Sauerkraut Supper and Bazaar.

 

THANK YOU

to the congregation and all the people I have worked with over the years for the amazing send-off last Sunday.  The luncheon was wonderful and I loved the “roasting.”  Thank you for the gifts and blessings you gave me.  Your words of encouragement, friendship and support have meant so much to me during my time as school secretary at St. John Lutheran. Retiring is bitter sweet.  I recently thought leaving my position is like moving out of the house where you have raised all your children.  I will always cherish the memories from my years in the school office. –Nancy Kemper

 

CRAFT BAZAAR

coordinated by the Ladies Aid will be held on Election Day, November 7.  If you are interested in having a booth, please contact Elaine Harris at 419-782-3046.  The Ladies Aid invites all ladies of the congregation to donate homemade baked goods and crafts.

 

LADIES AID

will meet Thursday, October 26, 2:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Room.  Frieda Stritt will present Paper Art “The Making of Cards.”  The Food Pantry item is Kleenex.  Ladies of the congregation are invited to attend the meeting.

 

APPLICATIONS FOR ENDOWMENT FUNDS

are being accepted by the Endowment Committee for any Board or Committee seeking funds.  Applications are available in the office.  Deadline is December 6.

 

THANKSGIVING BAGS

will be given to our Food Pantry clients beginning November 2.  Would you be able to help for an hour or two on November 1 to assemble the Thanksgiving bags? If so, please contact the church office.

 

DO YOU PLAY

guitar or bass? Are you interested in joining a praise band? If so, please contact Mary Rose Schiemann for more information at 620-708-8099.  You must be able to play in multiple keys and be able to read chords (not just tab) for the music we play.

 

LADIES

Take Time—Come to the Fellowship Room on Tuesday, October 17, 6:30 p.m. and take time out for devotions, a small Bible study and prayer time.  God’s nourishment and also nourishment for your stomach.  RSVP optional but helpful.  Call or text 419-789-3370.  See you there.
 

COATS FOR CHRISTMAS

are being collected by the First Presbyterian Church.  A barrel is in the south entrance (lobby area) for your good, clean coats.  Coats will be accepted through Friday, October 27.  The Coats Giveaway will be at the First Presbyterian Church, 501 Washington on November 4 and 5.

 

QUARTER END STATEMENTS

have been placed in your church mailbox.

 

 

ATTENDANCE STATISTICS – Oct. 7  & Oct. 8, 2017

Service                                              Attendance

6:30 PM                                                52

8:00 AM                                               81

9:30 AM                                              118

11:00 AM                                             244

TOTAL                                  495